Arsène Houssaye - Histoire du 41ème fauteuil - 1882

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Arsène Houssaye - Histoire du 41ème fauteuil - 1882
Literature - Quantity: 1 - Numbered edition - Book

Illustrated edition of 20 etchings published in Paris, by E. Dentu, in 1882. This edition of Bibliophile, is printed in 400 copies on paper from Holland de Lys.
Half morocco binding with smooth spine and preserved original covers.

A well-preserved copy: some rubbing from use to the headcap, tailcap and spine. Sound hinge. Fresh interior with minute spots of foxing.

The “41e fauteuil” is an expression coined by the writer Arsène Houssaye in 1855 in the press, then in his book L'histoire du 41e fauteuil de l'Académie française. It refers to writers who, through a variety of reasons (e.g. because their application was rejected, they were not candidates or they died prematurely), could not be accepted by the Académie française.

Maurice Genevoix added other authors to this list, thereby completing for posterity that of the Academy, which intended to limit the “génie” of France to forty names.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Arsène Houssaye
Book Title
Histoire du 41ème fauteuil
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1882
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
E. Dentu
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Extras
Numbered edition
Number of pages
327
Dimensions
15×24 cm
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